Dr. Patrick Stiff, MD

HematologyMaleAge 70

Dr. Stiff
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2160 S 1st Ave Bldg 54 Maywood, IL 60153

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Dr. Patrick Stiff, MD is a Hematology Specialist in Maywood, IL and has over 46 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Stiff has more experience with Blood Cancers and Lymphatic System Disorders than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Loyola University of Chicago / Stritch School of Medicine medical school in 1975. He is affiliated with medical facilities Gottlieb Memorial Hospital and Loyola University Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Stiff to book an appointment.

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Stiff took care of my dad through a stem cell transplant. He was rude and cold. Zero empathy. 2 days before he passed stiff was nowhere to be found. He sent students. Stiff used an off label drug for mild gvhd. So basically he used my dad for his experiments. DEEP regret using Stiff for my dads care.
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Chris32 – Sep 19, 2021
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I have been under the care of Dr. Stiff for over 22 years for a form of Leukemia. I have been in remission all this time. I believe that you can not find a more caring and professional doctor. For me he has been a God send that gave me and my family a long future to look forward to.
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Jack Kapelinski – Aug 26, 2021
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Dr. Stiff has been my doctor for 14 years. This was a 6 month check-up for bone marrow transplant. I trust Dr. Stiff implisently. I absolutely would recommend him to anyone.
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Beverly Vasel – Aug 25, 2021
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Dr. Stiff is an incredible physician who routinely goes above and beyond for his patients. He was aggressive in the care of my father yet was also patient to explain in great detail where we were with treatments and what our options are. We're very grateful for Dr. Stiff and all his time and energies in helping our family heal.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Evanston, IL – Dec 07, 2018
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I am upset by some of the reviews on here. Dr. Stiff could not be more invested in curing your loved one. He is kind, humble, and motivating. If you want someone to cure and fight to save your loved one, go see him. What people fail to realize is that transplants are not easy, you have to work hard! No one will work harder with you than Dr. Stiff.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Dec 07, 2018
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Dr. Stiff was always in a hurry, never giving the attention needed. Never saw him during many month long hospital stays, only his associates. He is disconnected, and the patient is another unlucky person. Do your research, many gave poor reviews to him bc he has too many patients. He was snotty to my sister, who he said bothered him too much. Unbelievable. Well now she died due to his aggressive ways, although she was cured of cancer, it was the toxins in chemo that ruined her lungs.
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
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  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Karen dagian in Arlington Heights, IL – Nov 19, 2017
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Dr Patrick Stiff was very attentive to me and my family. No matter what the size of the concern, Dr. Stiff answered all of our questions. His bedside manners are outstanding and made not only my experience, but my family's more comfortable as well. Thank you so much Dr. Stiff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Chicago, IL – Jun 18, 2017
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Dr Stiff is awesome! He really took the time to explain things to me and my family. I owe my life to him! He truly treats the human spirit.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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  • Explained conditions well
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Naperville, IL – Jun 18, 2017
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I was truly impressed at the depth of knowledge and experience Dr Stiff demonstrates. He is engaged and available 24/7 to address patient needs and has an impeccable reputation.
What went well
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  • Listened & answered questions
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Sally in Madison WI – Mar 05, 2017
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My father died under his care, and was never given the standard of care for GVHD of the gut. Jumped to dangerous drug, which lead to his death. Very little communication, always seemed rushed. I am a physician as well, and was hoping for some professional courtesy discussion. He ignored my family's needs, and sent junior residents to manage the majority of my dad's transplant. If you are considering a BMT, I would absolutely not have a consult with Dr Stiff. Very poor communicator
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dave in new lenox, IL – Nov 22, 2016
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Dr. Stiff treated my older brother and was a godsend to our family. He is extremely knowledgeable and caring while at the same time, offered up a bit of "tough love" when we needed it. It was a very difficult time for my brother and us all, but we're extremely thankful and lucky that Dr. Stiff and his team helped us through.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Samir P in Seattle, WA – Nov 14, 2016
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Dr. Stiff is truly an incredible doctor. I had been given my diagnosis from another hospital and we were not happy with their treatment plan. Loyola got us in to see him quickly and Dr. Stiff and his team worked extensively with us, explained everything to myself and my family, and was constantly engaged with my treatment. I'm here today because of Dr. Stiff and my family and I will forever be grateful.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Sam Moore in Evanston, IL – Nov 12, 2016
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Knowledgable/experienced. Understand high mortality rates r/t dx alone. My sister died from complications of host vs graft four months post cord-blood transplant. Never has anyone tried harder to recover, but the effect of disintegrating both inside and out made functioning impossible. She was made to feel she wasn't trying hard enough to recover. Nothing was further from the truth. Extent of outcome effects:"cure" being =/> worse than leukemia should have been addressed with testimony/visuals
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  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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SandyH in Cary, NC – Oct 05, 2016
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At the most critical time in my life, Dr. Stiff took extraordinary measures to make sure that me and my family understood exactly what options were available to us, and the risks and benefits of each. He was exceedingly specific, and took his time to translate complex medical issues into something we could fully understand. Our trust in him increased since he didn't try to sugarcoat anything. This same candor and thoroughness continued throughout my treatment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Happy To Be Alive in Highland Park, IL – Apr 26, 2016
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Dr Stiff is an amazing physician who was extremely helpful when my best friend had a cancer diagnosis in her family. While he did not treat her, he took his own time to provide information to the family that guided her care and all of this brought the family closer together. Sometimes this does not happen but I feel as my doctor that he focuses mostly on me, the patient, which is very comforting. He is an excellent communicator and makes complicated topics easy to understand using analogies.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Appreciative individual in Naperville, IL – Apr 20, 2016
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Honestly, Dr Stiff was one of the most approachable and caring people I experienced during our families health crisis ... he didn't mind us asking questions in the process, and never spoke down to us like others. He calmed my wife, and instilled confidence in a very stressful part of the situation. He is a very compassionate man .. He had us laughing about his previous career working French Fries at McD's ...
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Eternally Grateful in Schaumburg, IL – Mar 12, 2016
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My son passed away while under Dr. Stiff's care. His lack of communication to family members, and, involvement is diagnosing and, treating my son produced a poor result. Under no circumstances would I recommend Dr. Stiff.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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B. Schultz in Naperville, IL – Jan 22, 2016
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Care Philosophy

Making an accurate diagnosis is the key to the best treatment outcomes--this requires expert pathology evaluations and X-ray readings, all better at a...Read more

Specialties

  • Hematology
  • Oncology

Board Certifications

  • Hematology
  • Hematology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology
  • Oncology

Education

Cleveland Clinic
Residency Hospital
1981
Meml Sloan-Kettering MC
Fellowship Hospital
1976
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Internship Hospital
1975
Loyola University of Chicago / Stritch School of Medicine
Medical School
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Dr. Stiff frequently treats Blood Cancers and Lymphatic System Disorders. See all practice areas where Dr. Stiff specializes.

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Dr. Stiff's office is located at 2160 S 1st Ave Bldg 54, Maywood, IL 60153. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Stiff

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Stiff treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Stiff treats other conditions, please contact the office at (708) 327-3148.

Blood Cancers

Blood cancer specialists diagnose and treat cancers such as leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma that affect the blood cells, bone marrow, or lymphatic system.Compare with other Blood Cancers specialists.

Dr. Stiff is experienced in the area of Blood Cancers. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Myeloma
Acute Myeloid Leukemia
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Acute Leukemia
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High
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Very High
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Lymphatic System Disorders

Lymphatic disorders specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the lymphatic system, including lymphedema, lymphadenitis, and lymphangitis.Compare with other Lymphatic System Disorders specialists.

Dr. Stiff is experienced in the area of Lymphatic System Disorders. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Lymphosarcoma
Nodular Lymphoma
Lymphoma, Large-Cell
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Dr. Stiff's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Leukemia
  • Acute Lymphoid Leukemia
  • Acute Myeloid Leukemia
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration
  • Bone Marrow Biopsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer Screening
  • Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Chemotherapy
  • Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
  • Chronic Myeloid Leukemia (CML)
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • ENT Cancer
  • Erythropoietin Test
  • Graft vs Host Disease
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hematologic Disorder Treatment
  • Hemophilia
  • Hodgkin's Disease
  • HPC Transplantation (Stem Cell Transplant)
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphocytosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Lymphoma, Large Cell, Anaplastic
  • Lymphoma, Large-Cell
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Macroglobulinemia (incl. Waldenstrom's )
  • Mantle Cell Lymphoma
  • Marginal Zone Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloma
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Oral Cancer
  • Oral Cancer Screening
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Pancytopenia
  • Peripheral T-Cell Lymphoma
  • Peritoneal Cancer
  • Plasmapheresis
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Primary Central Nervous System Lymphoma
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Prostate Cancer
  • Qualitative Platelet Defects (incl. Glanzmann's Thrombasthenia)
  • Reticulosarcoma
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Screenings
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Testicular Cancer
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • von Willebrand Disease

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Dr. Stiff accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
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Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
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Humana
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2160 S 1st Ave Bldg 54 Maywood, IL 60153
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